The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

Summary.  It is often said that a strong vision makes a good leader. But in a crisis, people don’t need a vision to inspire them–they’re already raring to act. Instead, they need what psychologists call “holding”–leaders who acknowledge their emotions and give them a sense of context and reality. Holding allows people to channel their desire…

Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions

Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions

Leaders today need to revisit an overlooked skill: asking questions. In my 40 years as an executive and advisor in Silicon Valley, I’ve often seen leaders assume that people look to them for answers — bold assertions that build people’s confidence in their competence. But in reality, that kind of approach erodes trust, especially at…

State of Readiness; Brian Strobel – VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation

State of Readiness; Brian Strobel – VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation

Today I invite to State of Readiness, Brian Strobel who is the VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation (the aerospace company, not the beer guys) and author of the upcoming book, “Pursuing Excellence: A Values-Based, Systems Approach to Help Companies Become More Resilient” (2021), in addition to his previous book, “Leading Change from Within: A…